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Sites of Colonization with Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases (ESBL)-Producing Enterobacteriaceae: The Rationale for Screening

  • Sarah Tschudin-Sutter (a1), Reno Frei (a2), Marc Dangel (a1), Anne Stranden (a1) and Andreas Franz Widmer (a1)...


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Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland (


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